French translation of “to spend time doing sth”

I checked many dictionaries & found that noone mentions the structure "have sầu time doing something".

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So, I am asking myself:

Does "Have time doing something" mean "Spover time doing something"?

There is also no structure "time doing something", though "time lớn bởi vì something".

Because if this structure "have time doing something" exists, then the dictionary should have it.


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The usages that you mention all work slightly differently. I can find no evidence for ‘have time doing something’, so my suspicion is that you cannot infer that particular usage by extension from others. Others are nevertheless interesting.

To spend time doing something

This usually carries the sense of having a finite amount of time available, và allocating some of it lớn this particular activity.

It can also mean taking care over a task: ‘spending time’ to lớn make sure that something is done well, when one might simply have sầu done a quick job. This would often be slight rephrased as ‘spending time on something’.

Your example ‘I spover too much time watching television’ is a good instance of the first of these.

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To have sầu a good time

This means something completely different. Here, ‘time’ means something lượt thích ‘experience’, accentuating the sense of a period that you spent doing something. In this usage, the period itself is not the main concern: what you are centrally talking about is the subjective experience. You can ‘have’ a good time, a boring time, a terrifying time, a confusing time, or many other kinds. The word ‘time’ ends up meaning that you can clearly distinguish this experience from what came before & after, & identify it as having had a certain character.

To have sầu time doing something

I have sầu never seen this construction anywhere, so it seems impossible to evaluate your speculation that ‘Have sầu time doing something’ means ‘Spkết thúc time doing something’, although the latter is certainly a comtháng expression.

Time khổng lồ vày something

This is similar to lớn ‘spending time’, because it usually relates khổng lồ the allocation of available time. It might be more common to lớn hear someone say ‘I don’t have time ’, meaning that it would take too long, so other pressures mean that it cannot be done.

Then again, you can also say that it is time , meaning that the appropriate moment has arrived: it is time khổng lồ catch the train, or to lớn change one’s career.

To have sầu time for

This is one that you have not mentioned, but it seems potentially connected. Sometimes this will mean exactly the same as having the time available to lớn vị something.

A completely different significance relates to lớn patience or sympathy. If I say that I have time for someone, I am essentially saying that I lượt thích or respect them enough to lớn give sầu them my attention or support in some way, i.e. lớn allocate some of my finite time lớn them, rather than to lớn something else. Symmetrically, khổng lồ say ‘I have sầu no time for ’ is to dismiss that person as not being worth spending effort on.

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I mention this to help show the range of expressions built on the idea of time as a measurable resource. I can find no evidence for your conjectural ‘have time doing something’, but many related variations certainly exist.